[TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE, ASSAULT, DOMESTIC ABUSE, POLICE BRUTALITY]
I really don't support sex workers enough on this blog.
Female homicide rate dropped after Craigslist launched its erotic services platform
Sex workers have long argued that cheap online erotic services advertising platforms make their jobs much safer. Law enforcement officials like Sheriff Tom Dart of Chicago, however, insist that sites like Craigslist and Backpage increase trafficking and endanger women. Federal and state officials have relentlessly harassed businesses that provide online erotic ads, forcing first Craigslist and then Backpage to close or severely curtail their listings.
Despite all the law enforcement resources expended, empirical research on the dangers or benefits of erotic services ads has been sparse. But a new study provides strong evidence that when law enforcement closes down sites like Craigslist or Redbook, women die.
As usual, cops are full of shit. They just want to be able to arrest, abuse, and rape sex workers without consequences.
It's so clear that these services make things safer and better for sex workers. The only way to improve upon that is to fully legalize and regulate full service sex work. And if we care at all about women, we'll fight for that. Don't leave them for last like we always do.